If you've seen the movie "Date Night" starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey you would know exactly what I mean. Date Night is a blend of action and comedy that doesn't quite live up to the talents of its two leads. Rotten Tomatoes rated it a mere 6.1 out of 10! Ben and I, on the other hand shined through our roles on our date night, just the other night. Plus, we didn't run into the horrible disasters that Steve and Tina ran into on theirs. It was a smooth sailing night for the two of us.
Every week we take turns planning a date for each other and this week was extra special. We were celebrating the anniversary of our engagement. Yes, we celebrate that.
Ben surprised me with a three part date...
PART ONE: The Circus!
Just steps away from our home the Circus was taking place at the Will Rogers Center. We felt like kids again as we enjoyed all the different circus acts, from the Tigers, to the trapeze, to my favorite part of the elephants doing tricks. There were parts that had us in awe and parts that had us gut laughing.
PART TWO: Concert on Crocket Street
From the circus we walked downtown and stopped at Crocket Street, that was closed to traffic for a concert. The band, the Hooligans, from Austin played as we sat on the curb to watch. This concert happens monthly, so we will definitely have to make sure we catch it in November.
PART THREE: Dinner at Tillmans Roadhouse
We then ate dinner at Tillmans Roadhouse, on Crocket street. This restaurant was featured on Sugar High, a TV show on the food network, for it's homemade s'mores. They make their own marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate and you roast the marshmallows right at your table. After seeing the restaurant on TV and realizing it was just down the street from us we just had to try it out. The restaurant is so pretty and so Texas with a fancy and rustic style. When you sit down you are given a little bowl of truffle butter and pepper popcorn--delicious, I could make my meal of it!
As we walked home from our fun date night we stopped along the way and set the camera timer up to take a picture, or four, of the shining and happy couple on their date night.
Along the walk home we found humongous acorns, so we stuffed our pockets and at home we got crafty and painted them white to display.
The reviews for "Date Night" starring Ben and Brit were a whopping 10 out of 10!
Would definitely see this one again in a heartbeat.